Fundamentals of Metalsmithing

Instructor: Eric Burris
Description: earn the fundamentals of jewelry fabrication and metalsmithing while completing a variety of projects including cuff bracelets, twisted wire earrings, and seamless rings. Techniques such as cutting, drilling, piercing, sawing, stamping, annealing, and simple soldering will be covered. This class will emphasize safety, tool mastery, and skill development while supporting students through the completion of original jewelry pieces. Geared for the absolute beginner. REQUIRED: Signed studio waiver, safety glasses, earplugs, ventilated respirator (3M #8515 recommended). Students enrolled in jewelry classes must be 17 or older. Bring the following SUPPLIES: Tool box or storage container; fine point permanent marker; 6-inch metal ruler (showing inches and millimeters); Students will need the following METAL to complete all the projects: 6x12 inch 18-gauge copper sheet; 16-gauge round wire (copper, brass, and nickel silver, 5ft each); 1x6 inch 20-gauge sterling silver sheet; 2 feet of 20-gauge sterling silver round wire; 12 inches 10-gauge copper wire. NOTE: Safety items and metal supplies will be available for purchase at the Delaplaine. Approximate cost of metal is $66. No class on 5/25/17 & 6/15/17.
Dates: April 13-June 22
Day: Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Number of Sessions: 9
Age: Adults
Cost: $290 ($265 member)